Kathleen Mansfield's "The Garden Party" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Kathleen Mansfield's "The Garden Party"
This paper discusses the themes of maturation and development in Kathleen Mansfield's short story "The Garden Party".
# 83613 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Literature (Children) , English (Analysis) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper describes the evolution of Laura, a character in Kathleen Mansfield's short story "The Garden Party". The author points out that Laura is the youngest child of a privileged New Zealand family. The paper relates that, from beginning of the story, Laura exhibits signs of independent thinking and, as the story ends, she faces death immediately after enjoying the excesses of one of her family's parties.

From the Paper:

"Katherine Mansfield's The Garden Party focuses on a wealthy New Zealand family and their collective narrow, in fact, almost incestuous, view of the world with themselves egotistically placed in the center of events. The family's youngest daughter, Laura, serves as the story's protagonist as she struggles within the confines of the lineage to which she was born; that of a rather cynical family unit which seems oblivious to events outside their specific circle of influence. Laura is immediately portrayed as different from other members of her family, as she interacts comfortably with the help hired to prepare for the pending garden party and, in fact, permits one of the hired hands to determine the location for the party's marquee."

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